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Holiday Trash Changes

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With the holidays in full swing, many residents will want to get rid of their trash.  There are changes to the pick up schedule.

Here are the changes from the City Of Tulsa web site.

Holiday Schedule:

  • There will be no residential refuse, recycling, yard waste or bulky waste collection on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. 
  • Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday; Wednesday customers will be collected on Thursday; Thursday customers will be collected on Friday and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.
  • Those customers with twice-a-week service will also be affected as their secondary collection day will also be moved forward one day. Monday and Thursday customers will be collected on Monday and Friday. Tuesday and Friday customers will be collected on Wednesday and Saturday and Wednesday and Saturday customers will be collected Thursday and Saturday.

Holiday Yard Waste Collection:

  • Regardless of service level, all yard waste is to be placed at the curb.
  • The City of Tulsa Green Waste crews will collect yard waste at the curb on the customer's primary collection day.
  •  The City of Tulsa will offer complimentary collection of Christmas trees during the months of December and January.  During this time no 'Green Waste' sticker will need to be applied to discarded trees.
  • Christmas trees may be placed at the curb on the customer's primary collection day.
  • Christmas trees may be no longer than 6 ft. in length. Trees longer than 6 ft. in length will need to be cut into lengths 6 ft. or smaller.
  • Please remove lights and tinsel from Christmas trees.
  • Any capacity in the customer's refuse cart may be used for holiday greenery to include Christmas trees.

Recycling:

  • Recycling is collected on the customer's primary collection day.
  • Any capacity in the customer's recycling cart may be used for acceptable recyclable items to include cardboard.
  • Wrapping paper and Styrofoam are not acceptable recyclable items. (Note:  Cardboard wrapping paper tubes may be recycled)
  • Cardboard that does not fit inside the customer's recycling cart may be stored and placed in the recycling cart on a future collection date or cut into lengths that fit inside the customer's refuse cart.
  • Cardboard placed outside of the customer's refuse and/or recycling cart(s) will not be collected.
  • No plastic film accepted.
  • No ribbons or bows accepted although customers are encouraged to repurpose.

Items That Do Not Fit Inside the Refuse or Recycling Cart(s):

  • Extra refuse placed outside of the customer's refuse and/or recycling cart(s) will need to be bagged and have an 'Extra Refuse' sticker applied to each bag. 
  • Cardboard or any items placed outside of the customer's refuse and/or recycling cart(s) will not be collected unless properly bagged with the appropriate sticker.
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